Formula 1

Fernando Alonso could partner Hamilton at Mercedes – Toto Wolff

Mercedes chiefs are weighing up whether to sign Fernando Alonso as a possible replacement for World Champion Nico Rosberg, who has recently announced his retirement from the sport. Should the move happen, it would reunite the two drivers who had a turbulent partnership when they both drove for McLaren back in 2007. Rosberg, 31, shocked(…)

Ecclestone thinks Mercedes and Ferrari will exit Formula One

Bernie Ecclestone has revealed that he thinks Mercedes and Ferrari will pull out of the sport in the near future. He also said he thinks the Singapore Grand Prix is not set to feature beyond 2017. His comments came as part of a wide ranging interview with German magazine Auto Motor und Sport. Ecclestone spoke(…)

Mercedes security beefed up following gunpoint robbery

Mercedes have tightened up security arrangements ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix, after one of their team was robbed at gunpoint at the previous race in Mexico. The member of Mercedes staff was held up whilst in traffic on his way back to the team hotel by armed robbers. The team are staying tight lipped(…)

Mercedes’ Toto Wolff: “It’s a really interesting dynamic”

Ahead of the penultimate Grand Prix of the season in Brazil, Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff believes that all is still to play for as Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton battle it out to secure the F1 Driver’s Championship at Rio’s Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace track. Wolff is of the belief that Rosberg is under(…)

Mercedes F1 team has ‘maxed out’ performance

Mercedes motorsport boss, Toto Wolff, believes the team has ‘maxed out’ on performance, under the current F1 regulations. Their third consecutive Constructor’s Championship was secured in Japan, its drivers meanwhile – Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton – are battling it out between themselves to secure the Driver’s World Championship. This year however, has not seen(…)

Move to Mercedes best of my life, says Hamilton

Following his 51st career victory at last week’s Mexican Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton has pronounced moving to Mercedes back in 2013 was the best decision of his life. The win puts him joint second on the all-time list alongside Alain Prost. Michael Schumacher still impressively leads the standings with 91. Since becoming part of the(…)

Mercedes took risks with Hamilton suspension in Mexico

Mercedes have admitted to taking a huge gamble at the Mexican GP, by letting Lewis Hamilton stay out on his flat-spotted first set of tyres, despite receiving data indicating a vibration was potentially about to cause his suspension to fail. Under normal circumstances, the team would have brought him directly in for a fresh set(…)

Mercedes blast Verstappen following Mexico GP

Toto Wolff, Mercedes team boss, has blasted Max Verstappen after the Red Bull driver banged wheels with Nico Rosberg during the first lap of the Mexican Grand Prix claiming it’s “not what should happen” in Formula 1. Verstappen collided with Rosberg on the exit of the first corner after the race’s start, as he attempted(…)

Hamilton confident of catching Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton has vowed to give everything he’s got in the final few races of the season, as he bids to catch teammate Nico Rosberg in the race for the driver’s world championship. In what would surely be the finest achievement of his racing career, Hamilton – without a victory since July – is currently(…)

Hamilton pulls out of Mercedes tyre test ahead of US Grand Prix

A sore foot was the reason Lewis Hamilton pulled out of a tyre test ahead of next week’s US Grand Prix. The Mercedes World Champion was scheduled to test the 2017 Pirelli tyres with a modified ‘mule’ car on Wednesday in Barcelona, but teammate and current leader of the driver’s leader board Nico Rosberg instead(…)